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Decorate an IKEA Wall Mirror in Four Steps

You can revamp a budget friendly IKEA wall mirror using basic craft supplies. It will look like a whole new (more expensive) mirror. So easy!

Skills Required: None. This is actually a great beginner project if you’ve never Mod Podged before. You’ll be applying paper to a frame with Mod Podge and a brush.

Decorate an IKEA Wall Mirror in Four Steps

Today’s IKEA wall mirror project is one that has been on my crafting to-do list for awhile. I bought some basic white mirror frames at IKEA a couple months ago, and they’ve been sitting around.

I had an idea of what I wanted to do with them, but with all the holidays it was one of those projects that got put aside. Now I finally have some extra time to get some of these projects done and checked off my to-do list!!

I had this nautical sailboat scrapbook paper in my stash and I just LOVE it, I would wallpaper a room in my house in it if I could. I knew it would be perfect for the look I was going for with this mirror. Preppy Nautical. If you love beach decor, you’re going to love this wood craft.

IKEA Wall Mirror Makeover

For this simple craft you’re going to need:

Gather These Supplies

Getting Started

Once you get your AWESOME mirror from IKEA ($2.00), next pick out your scrapbook paper. This idea works great for any decor style if nautical isn’t you.

I found the wooden laser cut frame at Michaels for $2.00. So this is IKEA wall mirror is a pretty inexpensive project to do.

IKEA mirror, piece of scrapbook paper, and decorative wood piece

Step 1 – Trace and Cut Scrapbook Paper

This step is pretty self explanatory. I grabbed a pencil and traced out the size of my frame and cut it out. Told ya!!

Tracing the mirror onto a piece of scrapbook paper with a pencil

Step 2 – Add Your Paper

I pulled out my “handy dandy” Hard Coat Mod Podge and started painting it on the top of my IKEA wall mirror. Then I laid my scrapbook paper on top, making sure to smooth it down with my fingers to remove any air bubbles.

When I got close to the mirror part I thought I could continue the process. BUT it became a huge air bubble. So I had to act fast.

I pulled out my trusty X-Acto knife and started cutting along the inner edge of the mirror. Once it was cut out then I continued to lay down my scrapbook paper. Voila!!

You can smooth it down with a credit card if you have any air bubbles. Let dry 30 minutes.

Applying Mod Podge to the mirror and adding the scrapbook paper to the front

Step 3 – Add More Mod Podge

Now let’s add our second coat of Mod Podge on top. Let that dry 30 minutes as well.

Mod Podging over the top of the scrapbook paper

Step 4 – Add the Frame

Now let’s finish off our IKEA wall mirror by adding this cool wooden laser cut frame! I just used a little hot glue on all four corners and firmly pressed it down!

Hot glue all four corners of the wood frame

Finishing Touches

I bought a total of four iKEA wall mirrors that day. I plan on doing several more frames like this and making a cool collage on my wall. I think this one turned out pretty cool, so I can’t wait to get started on the others!

IKEA Wall mirror decoupaged with scrapbook paper
Makeover an IKEA wall mirror with scrapbook paper

The laser cut frame was perfect to finish off my preppy nautical look! I know this idea isn’t new, but I think the nautical look is a fresh take on it1

The possibilities are really endless with this IKEA wall mirror and some cool scrapbook paper.

If you enjoyed this makeover, I’d love for you to check out these other beachy themed ideas:


Monday 18th of April 2016

Thanks for sharing this. I really like the pattern/design used for this craft. It adds a nautical flair to the mirror without really going overboard on the seaworthy details, plus the color is really nice and strays away from the usual darker red and blue.